There are many different factors that contribute to the quality of a person’s vision. Just because someone can see 20/20 does not necessarily mean their vision is functional. In order to achieve clear and comfortable vision, both eyes must work together, moving and focusing in sync. The smallest mismatch in movement, alignment, or focus can turn a simple task, such as reading a book, into an impossible one.
Vision therapy utilizes exercises to train the eyes to work better as a team, thus making the visual system more efficient and productive. Common conditions that affect the eyes’ ability to work together include convergence disorders, accommodative dysfunction, strabismus, and amblyopia, just to name a few.